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Matanzas Creek Winery

6097 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Tasting:   Open daily 10:30 to 4:30 pm
Tasting $5 & $10 for reserve wines, $5 credit with purchse
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
at 10:30 & 2:30 pm
  Lavender Gardens
Price Range:   $17 to $49 per bottle
Established:   1977
Vineyards:   80 acres
  40-45,000 cases

Matanzas Creek Winery Description

Founded in 1977, Matanzas Creek Winery is located on the site of a retired dairy farm. In 1985 the original winery, a converted dairy barn, gave way to a modern winemaking facility. The most recent addition to the winemaking facility is a new barrel chai built in 2000.The tasting room has an enviable location overlooking Bennett Valley, their vineyards and in spring time, the full bloom of their lavender fields.

Matanzas Creek Winery's lavender holdings consist of a one-acre plot with over 4500 lavender plants (shrubs) that annually produce approximately two million stems of lavender per year. The original plot was planted in 1991 and the average production life of the plants is 10 years. As with wine, lavender is well suited to the Estate's climate and well-drained sandy, loamy and stony soils.

New plantings of Merlot and Syrah added in the late 1990's increase the total Estate plantings to over 80 acres. The development of the 120-acre Jackson Park Vineyard (located across Bennett Valley Road from the winery) in 1996 established Matanzas Creek Winery's leadership role in Bennett Valley winegrowing community. In 2004, 40 acres of Chardonnay (located along Bennett Valley Road in the Estates ‘front yard') was replanted with Chardonnay.

Matanzas Creek Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Gift Shop
"Green" Technology
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Wonderful visit
Wino, San Francisco
This is a wonderful place to visit and take in the wines and bucolic setting of this lovely winery. The tasting room is nestled up in the trees overlooking the lavender and vineyards. Their Chardonnay was our favorite.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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